If your teeth are stained or discoloured due to lifestyle factors, development problems, age or other reasons teeth whitening may be the perfect solution.
If your teeth are chipped, heavily discoloured, have small gaps between them or are slightly crooked, then veneers may be an option. As the name suggests, veneers are thin shells that are bonded onto the front of your teeth to effectively hide these problems.
Very crooked teeth may require orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics uses braces and other devices to apply pressure to your teeth over time to gradually move one or more teeth into their correct positions. Today, braces are available in a variety of materials including tooth coloured ceramics that are less noticeable than traditional stainless steel braces. Invisible plastic aligners worn like a sheer mouthguard may also be an option.
If you have a tooth missing, Your Dentist may recommend using a dental implant that is surgically placed into the bone where the tooth is missing to act as a replacement for the root. A precision fitted prosthetic crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth.
Alternatively, we may use the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth (or teeth) as supports to attach a new prosthetic tooth. This is known as a bridge.
There are many options available to help improve your smile and only a few have been mentioned here. There are also many factors to consider before undergoing any form of cosmetic dentistry including possible side effects and on-going maintenance requirements.
If you want to improve the look of your smile, Dr Michael Cai and his team are the perfect peoples to ask. Book in for a consultation today to discuss how you want to improve your smile and we can then examine your teeth and recommend the best way to achieve the result that you want.
General & Cosmetic Dentistry